31 August 2011

August Bombshell Blog Hop

I can't believe that it's the end of August already-where does the time go?!
I still owe you a tutorial on the splodgy backgrounds, I'm totally blaming our holiday to Dorset cos it chilled me out so much that time got away from me ;)

So this month's Blog Hop challenge from Alison is based on the movies, here's what Alison says:

It's time for a new Bombshell Hump Day Hop challenge! This month, the theme is "Put Me in the Movies." Take a movie, and/or movie poster, and use it to inspire your Bombshell Stamps project! Any of your stamp sets will work! And, you can make anything you want!

To get the inspiration flowing...think about using a hot rod set for Cars 2, Sugar Skulls for a horror flick, ship for a Pirate's of the Carribean movie, etc. And that's not even mentioning your Bombshell gals!

 So I decided to play with my cool "Mi Amor" Bombshell stamps for Alison's challenge based on these film posters:


 I stamped Mi Amor onto Kraft cardstock and embossed her with clear embossing powder.
I built up a few layers of copper embossing powder on some cardstock and then stamped the rose into the soft embossing powder. I cut out the roses and added them to the edges of the card.
The background to the card was made in the same way as the roses but using a text stamp instead.
The frame of the card is a Spellbinders Square Fleur de Lis die.

I hope you enjoy my interpretation of Alison's cool theme (there were so many other ideas buzzing around in my head for this one!) and I hope you play along!

Ok so now it's time to hop as you head off to Kapree's Blog

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie XxXxXx

PS if you got lost along the way here's the route to all the blogs:

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com
Laura: http://craftylittlewoman.blogspot.com/
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://www.papercanteen.com
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com
Mary G.: http://www.mystampinhide-away.blogspot.com
Alex: http://www.paperandstring.blogspot.com/
Sparkly Engineer: http://sparkly-train.blogspot.com/
Celina Anthony: http://poniesandcrafts.blogspot.com
Glittery Katie: http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com
Kapree: http://kc-consultant.blogspot.com/
Cheryl: http://inktrap.blogspot.com
Dianne: http://dkspinner.blogspot.com

4 August 2011

Catching Up...

Alison gave us a colour theme:

..which I will admit I struggled with- not that I didn't LOVE the colours but I am a crafter of habit and I tend to stick to a limited palette and didn't have most of the colours...so I cheated!
I used some Ranger Adirondack Colourwash sprays to get as close as I could and played with my new Butterfly Dreams stamps too:
Paper made with the spray and squidge method (I'll pop a  Tutorial up this month as it's great fun to play with!) and the butterfly from my glitter tutorial HERE on the Bombshell Blog.

 You can see I used some Perfect Pearls in with the color wash sprays to add some shine:

Handmade paper rose above with coloured seam binding (I'll pop up a tutorial for these this month)

Used my Banner Sayings stamp and my new Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares- which are beautiful!!

I have another card I made with my Butterfly Dreams stamps which I'll pop up tomorrow- quite different from this one- this is such a versatile set of stamps!

Happy crafting!
GlitteryKatie XxXxX

3 August 2011

I can see clearly now......

....I have new glasses!!!

YAY I have new specs and I can see!!!
I hadn't realised how poor my close vision had become until I put these on this morning- I can see the keyboard clearly now!!
I knew I needed a new pair because I had been lifting my specs out of the way when I read or crafted but didn't realise HOW long sighted I'd become until I did the reading test with the optician last week!

So now I am the proud owner of a shiny new pair of Varifocal specs- so I can see Near, FAR and in the middle all sparkly clear!! Thanks to everyone at Specsavers in Bicester especially the very nice lady who let me do the glaucoma puff test just once in each eye 'cos I am a baby and hate it so much!!!
I just have to spend some time letting my brain get used to this pair then I can go order my free second pair, i fancy a nice burgundy or red pair I think!!! :)
Here's me pulling my usual 'photo' face!!!

Happy crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxxx

1 August 2011

More perty papers!!!

Gorgeousness from Prima- I LURVE text papers so much!!

Newness from Glitz Designs- YUM!

Fabulous Halloween/Crimbo charms from Tim Holtz!!

That list is getting LONGER!!!

GlitetryKatie XXxxXX